Submitted by whitemice on Tue, 11/03/2020 - 06:48
2020 has been a strange year; having an extended prologue and epilogue. It is a year that began sometime around the end of march and will conclude sometime in early November, unlike any other year I’ve experienced. The notion of this BLOG – attend some meetings, report on the coo andl the frustrating stuff which is happening [or not happening] – has not been a good fit for 2020. So, before whatever it is that happens next, a round-up seemed like a fun idea and a nice distraction.
Submitted by whitemice on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 07:01
The Housing Next needs analysis was presented to the Committee of the Whole on 2020-07-21.
Submitted by whitemice on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 19:48
Everyone loves maps, and the RAPID's "Mobility For All" survey is up. You check out the survey, think about it, and provide feedback. This survey supports the required Comprehensive Operational Analysis which will determine the next phase of the RAPID's operation.
Now, the maps....
Submitted by whitemice on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:14
Building an ADU (Grand Rapids, MI)
The first part of this article is a narrative in response to the surprising number of questions I received regarding “Why?”. Anyone interested only in the process and numbers can scroll straight down to “The Granny Flat Alternative”.
Submitted by whitemice on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:24
The city's new Strategic Plan is now available (link) is now available; hot of the e-presses. This document is meant to intentionally connect the goals of the Master Plan, and the various subsidiary plans, with the annual operations such as budgeting.
Submitted by whitemice on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:18
The discussion of Mobility at the February 26th Strategic Planning Session begins at ~2:49:49. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to link in a list of three to five year priorities the city's day to day operations and annual budget to the long range Master Plan(s). We still have to see how, or if, this works about but a focus on the materialization of long term planning goals is an admirable goal.
Some interesting points:
Submitted by whitemice on Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:39
NOTE: Our summary of ADU zoning located at http://urbangr.org/GRADURegs2018r2 is currently obsolete.
UPDATE: 2019-09 - It appears that the new status-quo is what is, the disappointing results of "Housing NOW" are what we have for the foreseeable future.